The Brown University Pre-College Programs enroll over 5,000 high school students (14-18 years old) from all over the world to engage in first-year college level coursework, and accompanying intellectual and personal growth. Students enroll in courses ranging from one to seven weeks in length, with hundreds of courses to choose from reflecting the breadth of Brownâ™s undergraduate curriculum. These programs provide an opportunity for inquisitive students to experience college level academics, participate in fun and challenging activities, make decisions in an independent setting, and learn from and with a diverse group of peers. More information at: https://precollege.brown.edu
Leadership Institute Assistants will work with and support students attending the Leadership Institute who are generally 15-18 years old. The Brown Leadership Institute believes that young people are already making powerful contributions to their communities and aims to increase their ability to advance social justice.
To prepare young people to create positive change, this innovative program integrates three foundational components: study of a compelling academic topic, exploration of socially responsible leadership, and development of a meaningful action plan.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Leadership Institute Assistant position offers an opportunity for staff members to gain practical experience in community development and social justice education. Each Leadership Institute Assistant supports the residential, leadership, and academic components of the Leadership Institute program.
In the residential setting, staff will oversee an area of a residence hall with approximately 12- 18 students, encouraging and supporting their studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being as individuals and as part of a larger community. Staff will have opportunities to support student housing and personal needs; respond to crises; develop working relationships that allow for collaboration between residential life, facilities management staff, and academic administrative staff; and have the ability to learn leadership skills through hands-on experiences.
In support of studentsâ™ leadership development, staff will facilitate experiential workshops on a range of relevant topics and provide support at a outdoor Challenge Course/low ropes course.
In the academic setting, staff will serve as a course assistant for 2 courses and will be the primary academic support for students outside of the classroom. They will work to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership. All Leadership Institute students create an Action Plan that addresses a pressing social issue in their school or community. Students develop these plans while they are here in the summer, present their ideas to their peers, and then work on the project when they return home. Review student plans in our digital Action Plan library which contains examples of the work our students have done in the past.
This position requires an interest in working with college-bound high school students and engaging with them both intellectually and in a residential context. A successful Leadership Institute Assistant will have excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to follow through with assignments, thrive in a constantly changing work environment, manage an irregular working schedule with some hours shifting on a weekly basis; and work collaboratively as part of a team. In addition, a Leadership Institute Assistant will approach their work with a positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an interest and ability to work with students and staff from different backgrounds and identities. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to social justice and previous engagement with social change efforts. This live-in position requires staff to display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times.
At the start of the summer, Leadership Institute Assistants will participate in a comprehensive training led by professionals in student affairs to prepare them for the many facets of their role. This position reports to a Residence Director who is a graduate student enrolled in a Masterâ™s program in Student Affairs. The Leadership Institute holds three sessions, each two weeks in length, from June 24-August 2, 2019
Build a sense of community and belonging amongst the Pre-College program students. Students will change with each session.
Plan and facilitate activities, workshops, meetings, and programs designed to promote leadership development, community, wellness, and academic success.
Encourage students to attend community events offered by other staff and the School for Professional Studies.
Create and maintain door decorations for every member of the community prior to their arrival date.
Act as a mentor for students, as appropriate.
Refer students to appropriate resources as needed.
Mediate roommate conflicts, and other conflicts as they arise.
Answer student inquiries in a timely manner and refer parent inquiries to the appropriate supervisor.
Provide assistance for three Friday/Saturday check-outs for the Leadership Institute residents.
Attend Sunday Orientation sessions, lead community meetings, welcome and greet students and families in the residence hall, and conduct floor meetings when new residents arrive to your area/building.
Lead weekly evening meetings on Sundays and Thursdays for residents designed to help residents learn residential policies and how to live in a community together.
Support Pre-College program studentsâ™ academic experience, leadership, and action plan development.
Provide daily classroom support to instructors and assist students with assignments both inside and outside of the classroom.
Assist with the facilitation of outdoor Challenge Course/Low Ropes Course/Group Initiatives for students once per session.
Assist students with the development of an Action Plan by hosting office hours within the residence hall and provide logistical support for the Closing program and Action Plan presentations.
Facilitate pre-designed leadership development workshops on topics such as situational leadership and identity and privilege
Develop and facilitate workshops or panels, in consultation with Resident Director, on topics related to college readiness, social justice, and/or leadership skills
Promote a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment while supporting student housing needs.
Act as a liaison to refer students to appropriate resources as needed.
Conduct well-being checks on residents, when necessary.
Enforce a 10:00pm pre-college curfew for students in the program and remain in your residence hall until 6:00 am the next morning for continued overnight supervision when students are in (your) residence hall.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior of students and staff members to a graduate or professional staff member in a timely manner.
Enforce summer policies and procedures.
Serve on a rotating 24-hour on-call schedule when the Leadership Institute is in session, which includes:
Submitting duty logs
Assisting with lockouts
Offering student support
Accompanying students to the hospital and/or doctorsâ™ appointments, when necessary
Being constantly available via duty phone issued by Brown University and within 10 minutes of campus when on-call
Respond in person to situations, when necessary
Effectively assist in building a sense of team and collaboration within the staff and participate in training.
Attend and participate in both theAll Staff and Leadership Institute Assistant Staff training sessions (no outside commitments during this time) from June 5-21, 2019.
Participate in a debrief meeting with Program Director on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
Attend weekly staff meetings on Thursdays from 8:00pm-9:00pm.
Meet with supervisor for weekly one-on-one meetings (location and times TBD in conjunction with supervisor at the start of the positionâ™s employment dates).
Create informational signage for the residence hall.
Complete administrative paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
Assist with the management of Overnight Leave forms, Curfew Sheets, facilities work orders, and the collection of documents, forms, and waivers from residents in your area/building.
Learn about and understand the Pre-College Programs, specifically the Leadership Institute, in order to better support the success of our students both in and out of the classroom. Work closely with Pre-College Program Directors, where appropriate, to support these goals.
Complete other duties as assigned, as the summer is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
Develop critical and reflective thinking skills.
Increase interpersonal competence through the development of meaningful relationships.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, including people different from self.
Build strong work ethic and sense of responsibility.
Articulate social systems, and their influence on people, and use this knowledge in daily decision-making.
Educate and facilitate the civic engagement of others.
Set and pursue individual goals, articulating the rationale and objectives.
Engage in behaviors, and contribute to environments, that promote health and reduce risk.
Identify the concept of leadership as a set of skills and as a process to effect positive change.
Develop facilitation and public speaking skills.
Assess, articulate, and acknowledge personal skills, abilities, and growth areas.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in/with residential life and social justice.
Due to the nature of the work, Leadership Institute Assistants are not permitted to have other obligations, including, but not limited to, employment, internship, or academic course (unless directly connected to internship - staff members must obtain permission from both the Associate Director for Pre-College Campus Life and the Leadership Institute Program Director for any related commitment or coursework prior to the start of the commitment/course) for the duration of their employment.
Due to safety concerns with minors, Leadership Institute Assistants are not permitted to have guests visit and/or stay in their residential spaces. Employees will need to seek alternative housing options for guests.
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, reach, push, and pull to support students on a low ropes course.
All Leadership Institute Assistants are expected to abide by all Residential Life and Summer policies throughout their employment, which will be reviewed during training.
All Leadership Institute Assistants are expected to maintain confidentiality regarding all student.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check, and, for current undergraduate students, additional review of any institutional conduct violations.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
A taxable stipend, paid bi-weekly and will be prorated in the instance of early departure. Compensation is different if a Pre-College Programs and Sports Camps staff member is new or returning. Please see pay schedules below.
$5,468.95 for new staff
$5,572.13 for returning staff
Employment dates are June 5 - August 5, 2019.
As Leadership Institute Assistants are expected to live and eat on campus, un-airconditioned housing (single room) and meals are provided and not included in compensation.
Leadership Institute Assistants have a total of 8 vacation days during the term of their contract. 4 vacation days are pre-determined and will be on June 8, June 9, June 15, and June 16. The remaining 4 vacation days must be approved by supervisor and may not be taken during training (June 5 - 22, 2019).
Free ridership on RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority).
Brown students in Brown University housing during the spring 2019 semester who will continue in Brown University Housing during the fall 2019 semester may request interim housing before the start of the summer programs training (June 5, 2019) and after the conclusion of their employment dates. Candidates will be informed at the time of job offer the cost for on-campus housing both before and after the position employment dates. Please be aware that this housing, while guaranteed on campus, may require students to move multiple times and the Office of Residential Life will be unable to provide interim storage spaces or support for moving throughout this timeframe. For Brown students not residing in Brown University housing during spring 2019 semester, the University is unable to provide interim housing prior to the start of summer programs. For Brown students not residing in Brown University housing during fall 2019, the University is unable to provide interim housing prior to the start of the academic year.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position of Leadership Institute Assistant with Brown University is an at-will position, which means that either the University or the Leadership Institute Assistant may discontinue employment at any time and for any reason, prior to the conclusion of the employment dates. Termination of employment includes loss of sponsored housing, meal plan, and access to Health Services. In the event of termination, the Leadership Institute Assistant will receive a prorated share of the agreed upon stipend amount offered in exchange for the services provided.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Leadership Institute Assistant, Pre-College Programs
School of Professional Studies
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ153782
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